03 - 14 November 2014
World Veterinary Eduction in Production Animal Health
Course Masters: Dr. Maritza Tamayo (Mexico), Dr. Hector Cervantes (Mexico-USA), Dr. Christophe Bostvironnois (France), Dr. Marco Rebollo (Mexico-USA).
This Chicken I “Comprehensive” course is an overview of important infectious and non-infectious diseases at different stages of the chicken production process. Participants will be trained to work up and solve common problems. The course also lays the foundation for more in depth studies on specific subjects covered in follow up courses.
Learning Objectives: Know how to evaluate the birds’ microenvironment in relation to flock health and welfare.
Gain advanced knowledge relating to mechanisms of disease causation for infectious and non-infectious diseases.
Recognize normal poultry tissues and recognize abnormal poultry tissues, characterize lesions, and interpret their significance.
Understand modern diagnostic technologies including both field and laboratory diagnostics.
Plan a logical diagnostic approach to the investigation of disease (including the identification of risk and causative factors of poultry diseases).
Collect appropriate diagnostic samples and perform relevant diagnostic tests for disease investigation.
Know how to interpret diagnostic results
Develop preventive medicine protocols, including biosecurity, coccidiosis, and vaccination protocols.
Apply the judicious use of antibiotic therapy
Know supportive and alternative forms of treatment against microbial pathogens.
Structure of the course: During the morning session, topics are presented in interactive lectures supported by case presentations. The afternoons are reserved for wet labs and problem solving in small groups.